Indonesia hit by 6.1 magnitude earthquake
Friday, May 19, 2006
According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), a strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake has been reported beneath the Molucca Sea in Indonesia at approximately 10:44 p.m. local time and hit approximately 120 miles off the country's Sulawesi Island.
The quake was recorded at 34 miles beneath the Earth's surface and there are no immediate reports of damage to buildings or injuries.
In January, a magnitude 7.7 quake was reported beneath the Banda Sea 195 k.m. south of Ambon City. No tsunami was reported and no one was injured, but there were reports of some damage to buildings.
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- Associated Press. "Undersea Earthquake Strikes Indonesia" — , May 19, 2006
- "Earthquake rocks Indonesia" — , January 28, 2006
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